Jose Abreu

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5 MLB Players That You Didn’t Know Defected From Cuba

In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.


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10 Biggest MLB First-Half Surprises

Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.


Caption:CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox follows through on an RBI single scoring Marcus Semien during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at U.S. Cellular Field on April 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Rays 7-3. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

De Aza Leads White Sox Comeback Win Over Rays

The way Adam Eaton sees it, there’s a benefit to Jose Abreu’s fast start beyond the Cuban slugger’s home runs and RBIs.

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FUKUOKA, JAPAN - MARCH 04: Infielder Jose Abreu #79 of Cuba hits a grand slam homer in the bottom half of the fifth inning during the World Baseball Classic First Round Group A game between Cuba and China at Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome on March 4, 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan.

Can Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu Turn Around The White Sox?

Hard-hitting Jose Abreu, a recent Cuban defector, becomes the new White Sox first baseman.